Thursday, 15 December 2016

Maidstone and the Weald New Year Drinks and Nibbles



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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

An Audience with... Norman Lamont


Upgrade your ticket to include the After Show Wine & Canape Reception for just £20.00






In the first of our regular "An Audience with..." former Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord (Norman) Lamont will be interviewed on stage by Tom Tugendhat MBE MP on  Thursday 23 February 2017 at 7pm at the E M Forster Theatre within the grounds of Tonbridge School.

The Rt Hon Lord Lamont of Lerwick (Norman Lamont) was born in the Shetland Islands where his father was the islands’ surgeon.  After reading Economics at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge he worked for N M Rothschild & Sons and became director of Rothschild Asset Management.  

In 1972 Norman Lamont was elected as Member of Parliament for Kingston-upon-Thames in a by-election. He served in successive governments under Margaret Thatcher and John Major, including stints at Energy, Industry, Defence and the Treasury.  He served as Chief Secretary to the Treasury whilst John Major was Chancellor, and became Chancellor of the Exchequer in November 1990, when John Major was elected Leader of the Conservative Party. During the leadership election he ran John Major’s campaign.

Norman Lamont was the government’s key negotiator on Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) which led to the Maastricht Treaty and the single currency, to which he was strongly opposed. Lamont set out two objectives: first to ensure Britain did not have to join the single currency and second, to ensure the opt-out was legally water-tight. To the surprise of his officials, he achieved both objectives.

Under Lamont’s Chancellorship inflation fell dramatically, the economy started to recover from the recession, and tough measures to reduce the deficit were taken. Britain was ejected from the ERM which most commentators believed we had joined at an unsustainably high rate under John Major’s period at the Treasury. 

In the weeks immediately following the UKs withdrawal Lamont appeared sanguine, telling journalists in Washington that his wife had heard him ‘singing in the bath that morning’ and in May 1993 when asked about his term as Chancellor, replying Je ne regrette rien. Three weeks later Lamont resigned, refusing a demotion to become Secretary of State for the Environment. He subsequently delivered his now famous resignation speech, accusing the government of being in office but not in power’ and stating that the Prime Minister had instructed him not to resign during ’Black Wednesday’ and had allowed him to carry the can. Sir Alan Walters, Economic Advisor to Lady Thatcher, described Norman Lamont in his post ERM actions, “to be not only the most effective but also the bravest Chancellor since the War.”

In 1994 Lord Lamont hit the headlines at the Conservative Party Conference by saying he would see no “unambiguous” benefit from Britain’s membership of the EU and one day we might have to choose between being in a European state of leaving the EU. He campaigned for the Leave side in the recent referendum.

At the 1997 General Election the Kingston-upon-Thames constituency was abolished in boundary changes and he was adopted for Harrogate, which was lost in the nationwide anti-Conservative swing at that election. In 1998 he was elevated to the House of Lords by William Hague as ‘Baron Lamont of Lerwick’.

We are delighted to welcome Lord Lamont to West Kent and look forward to hearing his personal account of his time in government under Margaret Thatcher and John Major and his views on how to handle Brexit.

Tickets for An Audience with Lord Lamont are £15.00 per person for the show or £35.00 per person if you would like to stay for the after-show “Wine and Canape” Reception. 

To reserve your tickets using a credit/debit card or PayPal, please use the payment button below. Alternatively, please send a cheque (payable to West Kent Conservatives) to Campaign HQ, Suite 3, Business Centre, Commercial Road, Paddock Wood TN12 6EN.




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Friday, 30 September 2016

2016 Faversham & Mid Kent Annual Dinner

The Chairmen and Officers of the Faversham & Mid Kent Conservative Association invite you to the Association's Annual Dinner with Guest of Honour, the Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP. This will be held on Friday 4 November 2016 at Doddington Place commencing at 7.00pm. 

Please scroll down for the online booking form. 





Tickets for this event are £45 per person or £360 for a table for eight guests.

If you are paying online, please email the office at westkentconservatives@gmail.com with the name(s) of your guests for the seating plan and place cards. Thank you.


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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Christmas Fundraiser 2016

If you would like to support the Association's Christmas Fundraiser for 2016 please use the payment button below to buy your tickets. 



Participating online saves the cost of return postage and also the time logging and banking your cheque. It also saves you having to search for your cheque book and the time hand-writing the counterfoils. Everyone's a winner!



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Monday, 26 September 2016

500 Club 2017 Membership Renewal Page

Please use this page for 2017 renewals only.

If you are a new 500+ Club Member joining for the first time, please click HERE





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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

500+ Club Reception with Ann Widdecombe



Members of the West Kent 500+ Club are warmly invited to attend the Club's end of year reception hosted by Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe

This will be held at the Ditton Community Centre, Kilnbarn Road, Ditton ME20 6AH from 7.30pm - 9pm on Thursday 3 November 2016. Tickets are £12.00 per person to include a complimentary arrival drink from the bar and a large selection of British and Continental cheese. 

Towards the end of the evening Ann will address members about the current political situation and take questions. She will then draw the winning numbers for the October, November and December draws. This will include:

October x £100, £200 and £300
November x £100, £200 and £300
December x £100, £200 and £300

6 monthly bonus prize of £1,000
Christmas bonus prize of £2,500
Total prize money : £5,300

Space is limited to just 200 guests so early booking of tickets is essential. 


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Monday, 19 September 2016

Kent County Council Elections 2017, Candidates' and Helpers' Seminar



Please use the button below to reserve and pay for your place(s) at the West Kent Council Election Seminar on Saturday 5 November at the Grange Moor Hotel in Maidstone.



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Tuesday, 6 September 2016

An Audience with Lord Baker of Dorking

West Kent Conservatives are honoured that one of the great reforming politicians of recent history, the Rt Hon The Lord Baker of Dorking CH (Kenneth Baker) has accepted our invitation to speak about his remarkable life and achievements.

Kenneth Baker was a significant figure in politics in the late 20th century, holding governmental office for over three decades and serving three Conservative Prime Ministers; Ted Heath, Margaret Thatcher and John Major. During that time he was Minister for Information Technology, Secretary of State for the Environment, Chairman of the Conservative Party and Home Secretary. 

Upon retiring from Parliament at the 1997 General Election he was elevated to the House of Lords as Baron Baker of Dorking. In 2011 he formed a charity called the Baker Dearing Educational Trust to develop and promote the concept of university technical colleges.

Lord Baker will be guest of honour at the next in our series of An Audience with....  to be held on Thursday 24 November 2016 at Hadlow Manor Hotel, Goose Green, Hadlow TN11 0JH. The show will commence promptly at 7pm, when Lord Baker will be interviewed on stage by Tom Tugendhat MBE MP. There will be ample opportunity for members of the audience to ask questions.

Tickets for An Audience with Lord Baker are just £12.00 per person for the show only, or £30.00 per person if you would like to stay for the "after-show wine and canape reception" when guests will have the opportunity to meet Lord Baker and Tom Tugendhat personally. Tickets for the reception are limited to just 40 guests. 

The fastest and simplest way to book tickets is via the payment button below using a credit/debit card or PayPal (50p booking fee applies).  Alternatively, please send a cheque (payable to West Kent Conservatives) for either £12.00pp or £30.00pp to Campaign HQ, Suite 3, Business Centre, Commercial Road, Paddock Wood TN12 6EN. Please write "Lord Baker event" along with your name and address on the reverse of the cheque.



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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Headcorn, Ulcombe and Boughton Malherbe Curry Evening with Helen Whately MP

Members and supporters are warmly invited to attend the popular Curry Evening with Helen Whately MP, organised jointly by Headcorn and Ulcombe & Boughton Malherbe Branches. This will be held on Sunday 25 September 2016 at the Krishna Restaurant, High Street, Headcorn at 6.30pm. 

Last year this event was sold out within two weeks, so early booking recommended. Tickets are just £18.00 per person, to include a wide range of authentic Indian dishes to suit all tastes. 

To reserve your place please send a cheque for £18.00 per person (payable to FMKCA) to 
Cllr Shellina Prendergast, Peckham Farm, Ulcombe Road, Headcorn, Kent TN27 9JX. Alternatively, you may find is faster and easier to book and pay online using the payment button below. 

If you have any questions please contact Shellina on 01622 891665 or by email to shellina@prend.co.uk



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Please note, online payments include a 50p additional fee to cover our transaction charges.  


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Leybourne & The Mallings Cottage Pie Supper with Matthew Scott


The Chairman and Officers of Leybourne and The Mallings Branch warmly invite you to their popular annual Cottage Pie Supper. This will be held at Kings Hill Community Centre, Discovery Drive, Kings Hill ME19 4LG on Saturday 12 November 2016 commencing at 7pm. Tickets are just £15.00 per person including a two course meal. 

This year's Guest Speaker will be Kent's Police & Crime Commissioner, Matthew Scott

Matthew will speak of his first few months in charge of Kent Police, the legacy of Ann Barnes' infamous term of office along with the challenges the force faces now and in the years ahead.

To book your tickets for what will undoubtedly be a sell-out event please print and return the booking form below along with your cheque. Alternatively, it would save you the effort of finding your cheque book and buying a stamp if you booked and paid for your tickets online using our secure server. 


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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Aylesford Branch BBQ and Garden Party

The Officers and Members of Aylesford Branch warmly invite you to their Annual Summer Barbecue and Garden Party. This will be held on Sasturday 10 September 2016 in the lovely grounds of Peter Homewood's house on Blue Bell Hill, with magnificent views across the Weald.

The Barbecue commences at 2pm and tickets are just £10.00 per person, which includes food and an arrival drink of wine or fruit juice. 

To book your tickets for this popular annual event please send a cheque for £10 per person (payable to Aylesford Branch Conservatives) to Joyce Gadd, 7 Birch Crescent, Aylesford ME20 7QE. Alternatively, tickets may be booked and paid for online using the link below. 


Aylesford Branch Barbecue and Garden Party




Friday, 10 June 2016

Tunbridge Wells Summer Barbecue

You are warmly invited to the Tunbridge Wells Conservative Association's Summer Barbecue on Sunday 14 August 2016 in the grounds of the TW Constitutional Club, Rocklands, Sandrock Road, TN2 3PX from 3pm. 

Tickets: £10.00 per person, including food. 

To book tickets please send a cheque for £10 per person (payable to TWCA) to Mrs Thelma Huggett, Littledene, Liptraps Lane, Tunbridge Wells TN2 3AB. Alternatively, you may book and pay online using our secure server below. Thank you. 


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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

West Kent Afternoon Tea at 2016 Party Conference

All members and friends of West Kent Conservatives are warmly invited to attend our hugely popular Afternoon Tea at Conservative Party Conference, Birmingham.



This will be held from 4pm - 6pm on Monday 3rd October 2016.

This is the seventh year we have hosted an Afternoon Tea, which is becoming a 'must go' event due to the exclusive and unusual venues we choose and the high quality of the catering provided. 

Birmingham 2016 will be no exception as we have booked exclusive use of the upstairs dining rooms at the "Jekyll & Hyde Gin Parlour" 28 Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6BJ.

Tickets are £20 per person for a full Afternoon Tea including a glass of Champagne on arrival. 

Our preferred booking / payment method is online via our secure server, using a credit or debit card. See below. Alternatively you may send a cheque (payable to West Kent Conservatives) to Campaign HQ, Suite 3, Business Centre, Commercial Road, Paddock Wood, TN12 6EN. If paying by cheque please write 'Conference Tea' on the reverse along with the name(s) of those attending.



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Please note: booking and payment must be received by Friday 23 September 2016. This is necessary as regrettably in previous years a number of people have said they would attend and then failed to come on the day. This has resulted in the event losing money and needing to be subsidised by West Kent Conservatives. This is a social event, not a fund raiser, and we only charge for tickets what we are being charged by the venue. 




Friday, 13 May 2016

Tonbridge Branch Quiz



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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

An Audience with...Jacob Rees Mogg

We are delighted that Jacob Rees-Mogg MP has agreed to appear at the fifth of our popular series "An Audience with...."

Jacob will be coming to Kent on Friday 8 July 2016 and will be interviewed on stage at the Lenham Community Centre, Groom Way, Lenham, Kent ME17 2QT by Helen Whately MP commencing at 6pm. The interview will last approximately 45 minutes and will be followed by a further 30 minutes of questions from the audience.
Tickets for the show are just £10.00 per person (plus 30p booking fee)
Tickets may be purchased online with a debit/credit card or PayPal, using the payment buttons below. 


Please contact the Association Office on 01732 842794 if you have any questions. 



2016 Summer Fund Raiser

Please use the payment button below to purchase your tickets for the 2016 Conservative Association LOCAL Summer Fundraiser. 

Buying your tickets online using a credit/debit card will not only save you the time and inconvenience of sending a cheque, it will also save us the cost of the reply-paid postage! 

As soon as your payment is received, the office will complete tickets in your name and send you an email with a note of the numbers. Money received via this system will be allocated in full to your local Association. 

Thank you for your support! 


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Monday, 18 April 2016

2016 Election Appeal

Fighting and winning elections costs a lot of money. There are surveys, canvassing cards, "Sorry You Were Out" cards, leaflets, literature, letters to postal voters, window posters and much more besides. 

In the UK political parties receive no state funding, and rightfully so. Every penny we spend we must raise locally through voluntary contributions from our supporters. 

The following figures are a rough example of what it costs to fight a local election campaign:
  • £10 will pay for 20 second class stamps
  • £25 will pay for 250 colour calling cards to leave at homes whilst canvassing
  • £50 will pay for 1,000 newsletters
  • £100 will cover the cost of printing and packing letters to postal voters in one ward
  • £200 will pay for one candidate's main election leaflet
  • £500 will cover the cost of the get Out the Vote campaign across the whole Borough
  • £750 will cover the cost of making 30,000 phone calls to remind Conservatives to vote
  • £1,000 will cover the entire cost of fighting an election in a marginal ward
If you can help your local Conservative Association cover the cost of fighting and winning the 2016 local election, and returning our Council to safe Conservative control, please click and donate below. Every penny you give will be used exclusively on winning locally.

Thank you for your support. 


Promoted and distributed electronically by Andrew Kennedy on behalf of the Conservative Party, all c/o West Kent Campaign HQ, Suite 3, Business Centre, Commercial Road, Paddock Wood TN12 6EN.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Annual Dinner with Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP

The Chairmen and Officers of the Chatham & Aylesford, Maidstone & the Weald and Tonbridge & Malling Conservative Associations invite you to a joint event. 

Please scroll down for menu details and online booking form. 



Tickets for this event are £35 per person (plus 50p online booking fee). 

If you are paying online, please email the office at westkentconservatives@gmail.com with the name(s) of your guests for the seating plan and place cards. Thank you.


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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Edenbridge Branch Supper with Tom Tugendhat MBE MP


To reserve your ticket(s) at this popular annual event please send a cheque for £15.00 per person (along with a SAE for return of tickets) to Clive Pearman, Chairman, Edenbridge Conservatives, Wicken Cottage, Mill Hill, Edenbridge TN8 5DB. 

Alternatively, you may book and pay online using a credit/debit card or PayPal at the link below. 

(Please note there is a 50p booking transaction fee if booked online).




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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Police & Crime Commissioner Conservative Campaign

Thank you for visiting this page where you can make a donation to the Kent Conservatives PCC Election Campaign.  You have probably come to this link having received a letter from Lord Howard of Lympne (see below).

Your support would be greatly appreciated. To make a donation please scroll down the page. Directly beneath Lord Howard's letter you will see a "donate" button, where you may contribute using a credit or debit card or PayPal.

If you experience any difficulties, please call the West Kent Campaign HQ on 01732 842794.



Thursday, 21 January 2016

Tunbridge Wells Annual Dinner

Tunbridge Wells Conservatives are delighted to be welcoming Maria Caulfield MP (Lewes) as Guest of Honour at the Association's Annual Dinner. This will be held on Friday 8 April 2016 at the High Rocks in Tunbridge Wells. 




Tickets are £32.50 if purchased before 29 February 2015 or £35.00 thereafter. This is for a three course meal including coffee. Reception drinks (cash bar) from 7.30pm with dinner served at 8pm. There will be an auction and a raffle. 

To reserve tickets please send a cheque (payable to TWCA) to West Kent Campaign HQ, Suite 3, Paddock Wood Business Centre, Commercial Road, Paddock Wood TN12 6EN. Alternatively, the fastest and simplest way to book is online using a credit/debit card or PayPal by clicking below.  Please note online bookings include a £1 fee to cover costs and interest charges. 




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Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Faversham and Mid Kent 2016 Membership renewal


Thank you for renewing your membership of the Faversham and Mid Kent Conservative Association online, using a credit/debit card or PayPal. 

Please use the drop down menu below and select the correct level of membership. These include:


  • £25 for a single Conservative Party membership subscription
  • £50 for a joint Conservative Party membership subscription
  • £200 for a single Patron (this represents £175 for the Patrons' Club and £25 for Party membership)
  • £300 for joint Patrons (this represents £250 for the Patrons' Club and £50 for joint Party membership)
  • £15 discounted rate for a serving member of the Armed Forces
  • £5 discounted rate for young members aged 22 and below. 

If you have any questions about membership please call Jon Botten or Andrew Kennedy at the Association Office on 01732 842794.


Faversham and Mid Kent Membership

Chatham and Aylesford 2016 Membership Renewal


Thank you for renewing your membership of the Chatham and Aylesford Conservative Association online, using a credit/debit card or PayPal. 

Please use the drop down menu below and select the correct level of membership. These include:


  • £25 for a single Conservative Party membership subscription
  • £50 for a joint Conservative Party membership subscription
  • £200 for a single Patron (this represents £175 for the Patrons' Club and £25 for Party membership)
  • £300 for joint Patrons (this represents £250 for the Patrons' Club and £50 for joint Party membership)
  • £15 discounted rate for a serving member of the Armed Forces
  • £5 discounted rate for young members aged 22 and below. 

If you have any questions about membership please call Jon Botten or Andrew Kennedy at the Association Office on 01732 842794. 



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Maidstone and the Weald 2016 Membership Renewal


Thank you for renewing your membership of the Maidstone and the Weald Conservative Association online, using a credit/debit card or PayPal. 

Please use the drop down menu below and select the correct level of membership. These include:


  • £25 for a single Conservative Party membership subscription
  • £50 for a joint Conservative Party membership subscription
  • £200 for a single Patron (this represents £175 for the Patrons' Club and £25 for Party membership)
  • £300 for joint Patrons (this represents £250 for the Patrons' Club and £50 for joint Party membership)
  • £15 discounted rate for a serving member of the Armed Forces
  • £5 discounted rate for young members aged 22 and below. 

If you have any questions about membership please call Jon Botten or Andrew Kennedy at the Association Office on 01892 522581. 



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Tunbridge Wells 2016 Membership Renewal


Thank you for renewing your membership of the Tunbridge Wells Conservative Association online, using a credit/debit card or PayPal. 

Please use the drop down menu below and select the correct level of membership. These include:


  • £25 for a single Conservative Party membership subscription
  • £50 for a joint Conservative Party membership subscription
  • £200 for a single Patron (this represents £175 for the Patrons' Club and £25 for Party membership)
  • £300 for joint Patrons (this represents £250 for the Patrons' Club and £50 for joint Party membership)
  • £15 discounted rate for a serving member of the Armed Forces
  • £5 discounted rate for young members aged 22 and below. 

If you have any questions about membership please call Jon Botten or Andrew Kennedy at the Association Office on 01892 522581. 



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Tonbridge, Edenbridge & Malling 2016 Membership Renewal


Thank you for renewing your membership of the Tonbridge, Edenbridge & Malling Conservative Association online, using a credit/debit card or PayPal. 

Please use the drop down menu below and select the correct level of membership. These include:


  • £25 for a single Conservative Party membership subscription
  • £50 for a joint Conservative Party membership subscription
  • £225 for a single Patron (this represents £200 for the Patrons' Club and £25 for Party membership)
  • £300 for joint Patrons (this represents £250 for the Patrons' Club and £50 for joint Party membership)
  • £15 discounted rate for a serving member of the Armed Forces
  • £5 discounted rate for young members aged 22 and below. 

If you have any questions about membership please call Jon Botten or Andrew Kennedy at the Association Office on 01732 842794. 




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